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trooper12's Never Ending Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by trooper12, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Dec 11, 2012 at 2:48 AM
    #1
    trooper12

    trooper12 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2012
    Member:
    #73480
    Messages:
    206
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Spencer
    Trabuco Canyon, CA
    Vehicle:
    2012 SR5 PreRunner
    maxtrac 4" lift spindles, wheelers 1.5" 3 leaf pack. nothin special...
    How it sits as of now,
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    I got my truck as an early christmas present in the beginning of November 2011.

    This is how he looked the day I picked him up :)

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    I had it for all of a day when i took the stupid mud flaps off and took him in the dirt for the first time!
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    after a few weeks I decided to make it more my own and i painted the grille emblem and the side and tailgate badges

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    Then i decided I wanted some fog lights, so i bought some off of ebay for a camry, and they fit perfectly

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    After having my taco for a little more than a month, I Finally got the nerve to go play in the mud :D

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    and my lovely girlfriend at the time decided to draw smiley faces in my headlights, which are premaritally etched onto my headlights

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    The next idea i had was to paint the lower valance black, i was nervous about doing this, but it came out great!

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    My taco stayed the same for a few months until I could save up for rims, tires, and a lift.

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    Putin it to work with 1,200 pounds of gravel in the bed, after i did this I went and got the TSB springs put in.

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    when i could finally saved up enough for rims and tires and hit up my uncle, who owns Rev Wheels. I gave him 1k in exchange for 4 rims and a set of general grabber AT2's

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    I really liked how it looked, but I still wanted it to be taller. So i decided to get some Maxtack spindles and a wheelers 1.5" 3 leaf progressive pack!

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    I installed the lift myself in my garage!

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    Lift halfway on!!

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    Got the front end done!

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    I put the wheelers leaf pack on a few days later, but i forgot to take pics of the installation.
    this is how he looks now, this pic was taken on my way up to Flagstaff, AZ where I go to school at NAU

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    Even at college Im still putting my truck to work! A truck bed full of dirt, i dont remember the exact amount but i know it was way too much :eek:

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    Here are some offroading pics :D but i dont have that many, yet...

    I was going around 55 though some small whoops
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    Mods:

    Interior:
    -painted toyota emblem on steering wheel white
    -bracket to raise review mirror

    Exterior:
    -grille emblem painted white
    -side and tailgate badges painted black
    -lower valiance painted black
    -2 15watt led lights in the bed

    Wheels and Tires:
    -265/70-17 General Grabber AT2's
    -Rev Wheel KO series 808 17x9

    Suspension:
    -Maxtrack 4" lift spindles
    -Wheelers 1.5" 3 leaf pack
    -rear Bilstein 5100


    Future Mods:
    -ext. travel King coilovers
    -total chaos or DSM uniball uca's
    -wheelers super bumps front and rear
    -front tube bumper
    -anything I see on here that seems cool
    -countless little things
     
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